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This work presents a segmentation method based on a region growing approach. It has been implemented in the geographic information and image processing system (SPRING) which has been developed at INPE. The technique is applied to segment images which are being used to assess land use changes in the Amazon region. Segmented Landsat-TM images are shown to(More)
Remote sensing images obtained by remote sensing are a key source of data for studying large-scale geographic areas. From 2013 onwards, a new generation of land remote sensing satellites from USA, China, Brazil, India and Europe will produce in one year as much data as 5 years of the Landsat-7 satellite. Thus, the research community needs new ways to(More)
Imaging systems, particularly those on board satellites, provide a repetitive and consistent view of the earth that has been used in many remote sensing applications such as urban growth, deforestation and crop monitoring, weather prediction, land use mapping, land cover mapping and so on. For each application it is necessary to develop a specific(More)
This paper presents several extensions of the basic CPA algorithm. First we compare CPA to standard corner detection algorithms and then turn to the question of selecting control points with adequate dispersion since this is crucial for accurate registration. Two selection methods are proposed. The first consists of clustering the control points via the(More)
Although a huge amount of remote sensing data has been provided by Earth observation satellites, few data manipulation techniques and information extraction in large data sets have been developed. In this context, the present paper aims to show a new system for spatial data mining, and two test cases applied to land use change in the Brazilian Amazon(More)
This article presents a new approach for image segmentation applied to urban imagery. The proposed method is called re-segmentation because it uses a previous over-segmented image as input to generate a new set of objects more adequate to the application of interest. For urban objects such as roofs, building and roads, the algorithm tries to generate(More)